One thing wasn’t a surprise on Selection Monday and that was Baylor nabbing the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed in the Greensboro Region against No. 16 Abilene Christian Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Waco, Texas.
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Kalani Brown's injury-riddled senior season might've cost her the Big XII Player of the Year accolade, but her 15 point per game and 7 rebounds per game effort, was enough to earn her another First-Team All-Conference selection along with fellow junior teammate Lauren Cox, who was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Texas junior Sug Sutton.
Texas teams went 4-1 over the weekend in the annual Big XII vs SEC Challenge with Texas 11-9, 3-4) being the lone loss against Georgia, 98-88. Texas’ loss was its fifth in six games.
Tuesday night’s 11-of-22 barrage from 3-point range helped propel Westlake’s win streak over Lake Travis to nine games. This was all without star big and Texas-bound center Will Baker contributing in a major way. Baker was held to just eight points and six boards. The two meet again January 22.
In between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the thick of tournament season such as the Katy ISD tournament down in the Houston area, the Georgetown Jack Frost Tournament in Central Texas and the Arlington Classic in the DFW going on right now.
Gary Blair has something no other coach in the major sports at A&M owns: a national title won at A&M. The 2011 championship will always guarantee Blair a special place in Aggies’ fans hearts – but they also believe it’s high time for another Final Four showing.
Billy Kennedy is a man on a mission – a coach bent on proving Texas A&M won’t careen from the Sweet Sixteen to a trudging dozen.
After two decades of missing March Madness, TCU broke through to reach the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. The Horned Frogs were one-and-done, losing in the first round to Syracuse. The school has made back-to-back NCAAs just once in school history and that is in the early 1950s.
There’s no need to look outside the state of Texas once November rolls around for stellar women’s college basketball.